Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Durban ~ it's a curry thing

Osman's is a Durban institution, THE place to get your spices, and anything that makes a complicated breyani easier has to be a good thing...

it turned out totally delicious! Will definitely make it again, officially CURRY MUNCHERS!

Friday, November 11, 2011

100% pure love

A new store has opened up in the Gateway Mall, 100%, and it's aptly named since anyone who loves cute, quirky, functional, original, gifts, stationrey and more, can only but love it all and want it all! I plan on going back many many times....
This is oficially my 1st blog from the BlackBerry, as soon as I figure out a few more things I will add some photos
How much do u love finding perfect gifts?
I love it 100%

Sunday, November 6, 2011

birthday week

right, so it's day off with lovely hubby on Tuesday, here are some of the things we want to do
 visit Florida Road (galleries, shops, eateries etc.)
Sea Kayak at Ushaka, maybe get in a bicycle ride along the promenade too, hope we have good weather....
then it's b-day Wednesday ~ working ALL day! No dishes or cooking required ~ yay!
my darling husband who can keep no secret from me has revealed my birthday spoiler.... i shall soon be blogging from my blackberry device ~ so exciting!
and then on Friday, the bestest of days, the MOVE, the furniture, the new space, the light.... the joy!
i can't wait to share it all.....
today we are making it "Movie Marathon Sunday"....
packing? what packing?
crazy busy happy week

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

house hunting, box packing...

yes, once again we are embarking on one of life's most stressful endeavors ~ THE MOVE
part of me loves, the tape, the boxes, the organisation, throwing out the junk, labeling, using post it notes, having a "system", but all these fun things are definitely underlined with lots of stress.....
we don't even know where we are moving to yet and we have to be out by the end of the month...
another plus side is the moving announcements ~ they are so cute but where to find the time for it all????
off to dive for more boxes and throw out lots of stuff ~ whoooosa

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Buds on the Bay

our favorite Durban eatery, perfect for a long and sunny day, and absolutely delicious
what we had: mojito's, muscles, mini-bunny chows and line fish with an special mash

anything other than tv

we bought ourselves a cheapie version of Monopoly ~ i still totally suck at this game, just like i did when i was 8 and lost to my (little) brother all the time... how cool would this Nintendo version be... totally nostalgic about Super Mario and other childhood games
we have out Uno'd ourselves (to the point of making up our own version)
three years of marriage and we still don't turn the tv on (and we live in a studio apartment)
i dream of an enormous "games and puzzles cupboard" for one day....

Friday, September 9, 2011

It's a Durban thing

just wanted to share some of the Durban awesomeness
Interpret Durban 2010 images are below
the work done was awesome, can't wait to see what people have done for this year

 Interpret Durban is hosted by Street Scene, they do awesome things, wish someone would come visit so that we can take a tour!
the other "what's happening" Durban sites are
Durban is Yours
Ask Ashe
Durban Diva
Durban Central

Monday, September 5, 2011

thinking inside the box

 this pretty box head comes from a happy site called drawingmyownconclusions, her book, by the same title, asks:  
Do you need YOU time? 
Do you need to play? 
Do you need to think about life differently? 
Do you ever miss your box of 64 crayons with the sharpener in the back? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you!

The pages are filled with black and white line drawings with kind words and quotes that call gently to your spirit. With pages to color and ideas to ponder, the pages can take you anywhere you want to go.
Authored by Ms. Kelly Basinger
 The reason why I'm thinking about boxes is Cupcake Couture's package project! Cupcake Couture has been one of the most inspirational businesses in Durban for me, the products, the packaging, and the overall brand, is beautiful and inspiring. I am thinking about signing up for the package swap, just making sure that the ideas i have in my head will be something I can actually achieve - will let you know how that goes! Don't you want to sign up too?
and lastly - i am working on post's about what has been happening with my (not so little) swim school and about an amazing day we had out and about in Durban... be inspired everyone!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Hey Cherry beat me to it

I adore Hey Cherry's blog and products, just look at the stuff they do!
I have been meaning to post about the wonderful gift hubby surprised me with after reading my post about the matryoshka/babushka love I have... one day he came home with this lovely set all for me! it's so pretty...
and then Hey Cherry posts the link to where they come from and I see about a million more things that i have to have too!!!

the spoons!
the cupcake cups!
I need lots of Fred and friends, their stuff is so cool :)

Friday, July 29, 2011

the rain on paint

have been trying to paint the pool room
but for some inexplicable reason Cape Town winter has arrived in Durban
and i can't hardly get a thing done!
water has been coming down the walls from the wind pushing the rain in at all angles
making a huge and spectacular mess on unsuspecting painted walls
and poor old dirty floors
if and when the paint all dries I hope to share my enjoyable project
it has been super frustrating but also fun and a big blessing

Friday, July 22, 2011

being loved = being home

''Home'' is any four walls
that enclose the right person.
Helen Rowland
home again, home again, jiggedy jig....
but being with mom, then it's "home"
and being here with hubby, that's "home" too
so I it doesn't matter where my suitcase is
being loved = being home

look up "there's no place like home" you get the greatest shoes in the world!!! 
wowy ~ every lady needs a pair of ruby slippers don't you think?

Friday, June 10, 2011

away away

we are house sitting from the 14th June to 21 July, little or no internet access will most likely drive me insane! but will update when i can and hopefully all the lovely blog links here will keep inspiring you!
Drawing from toothpastefordinner

Monday, June 6, 2011

Swim School

It's finally all come together. I start teaching on the 15th June at my friend's swim school while she is away for a month and then on the 18th of July I move over to my "own" pool (I don't own it but am the designated teacher for the venue ~ an indoor pool) for which the numbers are just growing and growing.....
terrifying wonderful things

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Birthday Month

To all you June-bugs... Happy Birthday to you! 
cute birthday things from draw!pilgrim 

Sunday, May 22, 2011


an amazing Durbanite is making some really beautiful and original things!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I want it ..... free!

There is an American show on at the moment called Extreme Couponing where these very organised people collect coupons and got up to 99% of their purchases FREE!
needless to say this is driving me crazy since our beloved country has no equivalent... if it did, i would be a champion couponer and save a fortune in grocery bills
so now i spend any moment of computer time entering competitions online and via sms
i really NEED to get something for free!
i don't know why, i just do

Sunday, May 8, 2011

save the place

and don't fall into my bad habit of bending a corner just a little bit.... i think i need to make me some of these
i love Paper Crave!

and these amazing book covers and book marks are from this clever person